Cancel culture threw my family a high, fast curveball last month.

Like a lot of Americans, especially Southerners, I’ve been trying to decide whether to take a swing at it or let that pitch go by.

Dolph Tillotson is chairman of Southern Newspapers Inc and a former publisher of The Daily News. He lives in Galveston.

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Carlos Ponce

"We have a president who clearly is willing to use those divides to advance his own interests, trampling the interests of the country as a whole." You must be writing about Barack Obama who used identity politics in many of his decisions and decrees. Today we have a president who epitomizes Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream to judge people not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Emile Pope

Maybe that's why so many of Donald's associates, staff members, campaign workers, and and friends are appearing before judges and being judged...

Carlos Ponce

Maybe that's why so many of Barack's associates, staff members, campaign workers, and and friends are appearing before judges and being judged or going to be and soon.

Dan Freeman

Name one indictment of a member of the Obama Administration indicted. Answer none, except two generals both of whom confessed to security violations.

Carlos Ponce

"none, except two generals" always exceptions to "none". Has the Cancel Culture negated that General Flynn worked for the Obama administration? Not to worry, Dan, plenty of Obama era indictments coming soon. The fact nothing was done while Obama was in office indicates the ineptness of the Obama Justice Department, not their innocence.

Mary Gillespie

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Melody Oelze

Dolph-this is wonderful article. Thanks so much for sharing. We all need to hear these type of stories and remember that it is about the greater good of our country as a whole that makes this country the best it can be.

Bailey Jones

[thumbup] My sentiments exactly.

Dan Freeman

Agreed.

Patricia Smothers

Thank you Dolph,. Hopefully, we will all be broadening our view of history as we move towards a more accurate and inclusive view of the past. Our stories of heroism are much larger than is represented by the over abundance of tributes to the Confederate soldiers. Where are the statues to the men and women that have moved our society towards a better future? They are just as deserving of recognition.

Bailey Jones

What's in a name? On a whim, while searching for family history in the newspaper archives in my home town of Greenville, I decided to do a search on the N-word. My expectation was that I might find it in some letters to the editor from the mid-1800s. Instead, I found it in the most innocent of places, all the way up into the 1950s, in children's "letters to Santa". A common request, among the oranges and candy, was "N-word toes". Some of the more polite children asked for "Negro toes". This immediately took me back to my childhood when we would get a mesh stocking at Christmas with exactly these - Brazil nuts.

Elsewhere in the paper were terms like "N-word chaser" for a particular type of fireworks, "N-word shooter" for a boys slingshot, and the ubiquitous ads for "N-word Head Oysters". When my mom went fishing with a cane pole (as opposed to rod and reel) it was "N-word fishing". The prank of ringing someone's doorbell and running away was "N-word knocking." And so on.

McCown’s longspur? Those are two words I'm not familiar with, and certainly not offended by. I have no idea if John James Audubon was a racist - I assume that he was given the time and place in which he lived - but I'd hate to see his name wiped from his accomplishments.

For me, the issue has always been one of intent and focus. What was the intent of the statue, or school name, or bird designation, etc., and what is the focus on the person named? The acceptability of a statue to a southern leader, one who also owned slaves and fought in the civil war, comes down to depiction. Is he depicted in his banker's suit, holding the plat for the new city he built, or is he wearing his confederate colonel's uniform? Does the statue, or school, or whatever, celebrate anything other than the fight to preserve slavery?

I wouldn't have made this name change. But I think I understand the motives of the people who did. In an age where we still struggle so hard against the inertia that keeps America from becoming the nation that we wish it could be, we all look for our own means of pushing it along, whether it's removing the N-word from our children's Christmas letters, or changing the name of a bird.

You are fortunate to have such a rich family history to celebrate, and I hope you are documenting and preserving it for future generations.

David Hardee

Mr. Tillitson, you seem unaware that the cancel culture is not assaulting mythology but is attacking mores, the most essential thread of being a human, a family, a society, and all the way up the tree of collective people to HUMANITY. Mores for your edification is defined as “the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community.

How big of you to willingly sacrifice your uncle’s contribution to orthology for the sake of the country. How disgusting you are to throw our President into your meandering saying “We have a president who clearly is willing to use those divides to advance his own interests, trampling the interests of the country as a whole.”

Since the attack on your uncle’s bird stimulated enlightenment and sensitivity where was your concern when the cancel culture attacked and has destroyed the fundamental building block of all societies’, traditional marriage. Where was the GDN as the FREEDOMS of speech progressive liberals sponsored a crucifix in a jar of urine as “artistic display”, pornographic magazines displayed in open allowing children to see it, and when the entertainment industry abandoned the Hayes rule and unleashed immorality in movies and music? The GDN was there producing a 2-page color presentation of same-sex marriage. Dolf was there and subscribers responded - recall.

You have had control of the largest mega horn in Galveston County for decades. The GDN under your direction has consistently been a promoter of the progressive liberal Democratic party. There in the progressive liberals was the genesis of the “cancel culture” and the GDN megaphone spewed the infection across our county.

The name of a bird, a statue, and a flag are real physical and historical. When they go there is a void left in the physical world and in the written stories of their existence and those that gave them meaning. These are not mythological they are concrete.

Mythology is “a collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition.s,” The civil war was no mythological event. The soldiers on both sides were no myths. They were (RIP) Resting In Peace until the current day mythology of “systemic white superiority” became a mantra for the depression of the progressive liberals which exploded because Trump became president.

Here is the existing mythology produced by a racist cult under the banner of BLM. Where is BLM? BLM is a movement. If you want to confront or negotiate with a movement (BLM) where do you go? Cities are in anarchy because BLM is not satisfied. A manifesto entitled “Galveston County BLM Too Manifesto” was promoted by your newspaper. Where is the Galveston County BLM? Who authored this manifesto? Who, and where do you mail a donation or send aletter. BLM is mythology (movement) until it is defined with a concrete authority for representation, You can’t negotiate or confront a movement that is made up of good, bad, and despicable(s) snaking through society without any head.

Reality, facts, and common sense have lost their champion which was the 4th Estate. The once critical element that supplied the public with truth and was feared by scoundrels has become a social irritation, with agendas.

Dolf said it right but had the wrong noun - “We have a GDN who clearly is willing to use those divides to advance its own interests, trampling the interests of the country as a whole.”

Emile Pope

The more you talk, the less you say. And now you've reached the point to where you say nothing at all...

Carlos Ponce

Emile is talking to himself again.

David Hardee

A simple mind needs simple statements. Quit straining yourself. Get a coloring book and try to stay within the lines.

Joel Martin

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Paula Flinn

Cities are in chaos because right-wing infiltrators have invaded the BLM protests. And, instead of defending the right of people to protest, the President sends in his supporters, or troops, which causes problems.

A recent study and report says 93% of the protests from May to August have been peaceful. The findings of the report contradict the assumptions that BLM protests are destructive and violent. BLM is not a cult nor a terrorist group. It is a movement to recognize there is still racism and excessive police brutality toward African-Americans in our country. Marching with BLM is surely not evil. A BLM march calls attention to the inequality of treatment by the police and other authorities, such as unequal sentencings by courtroom judges. Marching in a peaceful protest is making “good trouble” like Rep. John Lewis said to do.

Dolph has it right. This President spreads his hate and name-calling, dividing the people in our country everyday. We need a uniter for President, not a divider.

Keep printing the articles submitted GCDN. We need all people represented!

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Paula Flinn

https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/5886348/report-peaceful-protests/%3famp=true

Carlos Ponce

"Their report states that more than 2,400 locations reported peaceful protests, while fewer than 220 reported 'violent demonstrations'.”

FEWER THAN 220 VIOLENT DEMONSTRATIONS! Well heck, GIVE THEM THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE![rolleyes]

Carlos Ponce

"Cities are in chaos because right-wing infiltrators have invaded the BLM protests. Fabricated misinformation, Paula. If there are any "right-wing" people in there they are recording the incidents because they know the Liberal Media WILL NOT report the truth.

Paula, if the doctor said you were 93% cancer free, would you be happy knowing 7% of your body has cancer?

Paula Flinn

Apples & Oranges, Carlos!

Carlos Ponce

In other words, Paula doesn't get the analogy.[rolleyes]

Paula Flinn

Ever hear of Boogaloo Bois? They are a right-wing group that infiltrates peaceful protests and cause riots. They are the ones that were recorded causing trouble, looting, etc. and the liberal media showed them doing it. There are other groups like them.

The two situations are not analogous, Carlos!

Carlos Ponce

Boogaloos have been brought up in these posts. It's a red herring.

Joel Martin

Thank God they are 93% peaceful. The 7% have destroyed enough already. Oh wait, that was the "right-wing infiltrators '. You can't really believe this do you?

Charles Douglas

Mr. Martin! Mr. Martin! You are a good man! I almost said what you so thoughtfully posted, but I decided not to! Thank goodness you decided to say what you did! Now that the country is being destroyed by the LEFT'S Lovey-Dovies ....NOW,..IT IS THE RIGHT- WINGERS ..who are killing, looting burning, and riorting! What a CROCK......

Paula Flinn

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/3147563001

Paula Flinn

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/06/09/three-nevada-boogaloo-bois-arrested-fbi-firebombing-plot

Paula Flinn

Now the Proud Boys is another far right-wing group.

Antifa is a far left-wing group. The President blames Antifa, but doesn’t mention anti-government right-wing groups, like the armed people in Lansing, Michigan.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/blogs-trending-53018201

Carlos Ponce

The "McCown’s longspur" got the Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" treatment - if the narrative does not correspond to the powers that be's current interpretation, just change it.

Today's "Cancel Culture" is equivalent to 1984's "Ministry of Truth."

Watch out! Today's "Ministry of Truth" may want to change "Dolph" since it's similar to that of German's Chancellor of the 30s and 40s. A fine name but the Cancel Culture may not like it.

Ted Gillis

You are all a little too much for me with your deep cerebral analogies. My brain just can’t go there. I guess that’s why I had to drop that Philosophy class I took when I was a student at the University of St. Thomas, many moons ago.

All I know is Donald Trump sold us (well not me, but people like me) on a populist idea of bringing factory jobs back and making America great again. His TV adds even showed pictures of the old Packard Motor Car factory in Detroit, that had been abandoned since the mid 1950’s. Great optics BTW. It was a con job of magnificent proportions, one that was an easy sell to people that pined away for those past ideals.

He failed to deliver however, so he’s trying to do the same thing again, using the same playbook. It won’t work twice.

Thanks for the editorial Dolph. Some things just need to be canceled when their time is up, but then again some people will never accept it. They love to hang on to things that make them feel good about themselves, or their perceived station in life.

Carlos Ponce

"He failed to deliver however" He delivered but the Chinese Virus came around. Biden would return those jobs .....to the Chinese.

Raymond Lewis

Wasn't sure where you were gong Dolph but thanks for sharing this story. Your take. and reflections on the relevancy to today's discussions is notable. Good piece.

Curtiss Brown

I went to high school in Houston, Texas. My high school was Robert E. Lee High School. We were the "Generals."

Naturally, the name Robert E. Lee could not stand.

So they renamed my high school

It is now "Rainbow Unicorn Snowflake High School."

Bailey Jones

GO 'CORNS!!!

Jarvis Buckley

I remember now Ted. You were in my fifth grade class.

Ted Gillis

I grew up right down the street from Lee High School. Lee was was built in the mid 1960’s along with Westbury and Sterling (funded by a common bond election). HISD could have named it for the neighborhood Briarmeadow, like they did in the case of Westbury, or for a former state governor as in the case of Ross Sterling, but they just couldn’t help themselves and had to go for a confederate general who wasn’t even from Texas. And I’m also aware that the Westbury mascot was the Rebels. There were also other High Schools in HISD already in the system named for confederates, Reagan, and Davis come to mind. Also several of my neighborhood buddies were born at Jeff Davis hospital. The naming of institutions for confederates was prolific back then.

Rainbow Unicorn or whatever doesn’t seem so bad once you look at it all.

Pete Nanos

you cowards have refused two posts that hit back at Tillotson yet you let him slander the president. You too are shameless partisans who protect your own. GFY

Charles Douglas

I liked Dolph's article! I think He took it easy on Trump though! Look, any man who would go around calling African-Americans a "JUNGLE SOCIETY" of people who would, by the aid of integration and busing cause his family great harm, is not worthy to lead those same people! Any man who would call African-Americans, a race of street PREDATORS who if unchecked would be a threat to his family, & would come after his sons ...Beau & Hunter, and went on to say, he could not abide that, ..A man who would makes a statement like that about a people, is not worthy to lead that same group of people. A man who would then ...move forward to push a bill to become a law causing thousands and thousands of African-Americans to be imprisoned unproportionally to other groups convicted of doing the same crimes was unfair, destructive and flat out RACIST, and most certainly, is not qualified to lead that group of people.

I don't see how DONALD TRUMP has the gall to run for office period after all this, but wait ....there is more. How can a man like this ...lead African-Americans after having consorted with, plotted with, been befriended by, & been mentored by the GRAND CYCLOPS ( Senator Robert Byrd ).. of a whole Society of "N-WORD HATERS" .Called the KKK,..and was good friends with even more of known SEGRGATIONISTS operating in the American Senate, to shutdown, kill or filibuster any bill coming through giving civil or voting rights to BLACK AMERICANS. I say a man who would do this is worst than "SCUM" and is not worthy to lead such people as those he HATES with every fiber of his miserble soul! How could Donald Trump get on national TV and call African-Americans MONOLITHIC...meaning we are all alike, we act alike, and think alike, and insinuated that we are all to " UNLEARNED" or to "STUPID" to formulate a responsible opinion on who to support or to vote for, ..does not deserve to represent or lead those people!

It would seem that there are many in today's society who are trying to hornswoggle African-Americans into focusing on the hardships of their ancestors 400 years ago, ENSLAVE OUR MINDS, while PEOPLE like Donald Trump are making US SLAVES AND SERVANTS TODAY! How could Trump lead us today after he has been exposed as the KING OF RASCISTS? Oh..wait....please forgive me, forgive me please! It was not DONALD TRUMP, who performed and perpetuated all these RACIST attacks on African-Americans at all! It was none other than JOE BIDEN who the LEFT and DEMOCRATS are busy once again trying to show the world how gullible and monolithic African-Americans really are by trotting out and old antiquated RACIST for BLACKS to blindly support! [beam]

Don Schlessinger

Isn't it interesting Charles that no one remembers George Wallace and the crowd of Democrats that followed him.

Ted Gillis

Maybe it’s because you’re not following the rules Pete. They are posted in bold right below!

GFY=God Forgives You

Bob Gresham

If there is something not to like in history, just erase it! I'm sure changing the name of the larkspur will solve all problems?

Jack Cross

Be careful for what you wish for.

Joy Cowan

Dolph’s column about cancel culture removing his ancestor’s name from a bird was interesting, but he later injects a paragraph with an ad hominem attack on Trump. I missed the connection. As an experienced journalist, he knows better. I give his editorial a D for shifting to a comment unrelated to the main theme, and also for claims about Trump he doesn’t support with specific examples. Not Dolph’s best work.

Joy Cowan

The previous comment attributed to Joy Cowan was actually submitted by her husband Mike Cowan. The GDN subscription is in Joy’s name, so the comment was inadvertently posted in her name.

Virginia Stone

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Carlos Ponce

Sad Antifa and BLM's actions have force several Black police chiefs to resign, the latest being Dallas's Chief.

Virginia Stone

My dad said make sure that what you're hollering about is worth hollering about, and it seems to me, Mr. Tillotson understands what my dad meant, he understands that minor corrections and changes to history do not destroy the history but may enhance it and explain how and why the people influenced by history weather it is fact-based or not does affect people but that the democracy of our country is really something worth hollering about, Thank you Mr. Tilltson.

David Hardee

Your Dad is not an editor of a newspaper with a mega horn to pore influence into the society. Dolf's giving up a bird which is his to give is much different than by his example trying to influence people to GIVE or to TAKW what is not their personal property. Can you not grasp the profound difference. Put more thought into what a MEDIA is doing when it leaves telling and reverts to influencing their BIAS on the impressional minds.

These scoundrel journalists are devious and to many are simple people with impressional minds.

Virginia Stone

My dad also told me some folks are unable to pour the urine from a boot with the directions written on the heel, think about it, David.

David Hardee

I Was simply alerting you to the fact that today these media professionals very often have an agenda that skews their articles.

Why would anyone be urinating in your Dad's boot?

Virginia Stone

I didn't say the urine was in my dad's boot David, it is directed at you and how pouring it out of your boot even with the directions written on the heel may confound you.

David Hardee

My, "Why would anyone be urinating in your Dad's boot?" Was meant to bait a response to determine how many cards were in your deck. Yor Dad would not have been confounded, nor was I Try again!

Virginia Stone

An ideology is a belief so strongly held by its believers it becomes the gospel to them. There may not be any evidence the belief is correct and mountains of evidence to prove it's not only wrong but harmful to those who believe but they still believe. Why do they still believe? Because the belief may have come from a well-respected person a family member or a church a political group or some other group, this group argues against critical thinking and rational thought, substantiated facts are fake news, science is not important all the facts and science you need they will provide for you. I see you write about your beliefs that media, liberal media is corrupt or whatever you want to call it but I believe I will continue reading the four newspapers I subscribe to and multiple media sources both liberal and conservative I follow and since you no doubt will disagree with anything I say because you believe you know better, anyways I learned long ago it is foolish to waste my time speaking with a double-talking know it all who has all the answers.

Bailey Jones

The world of partisan belief can be a harsh place if you believe, as most of us do, that humans are rational creatures. But we're not. We make choices based on biases and predispositions that we're not even aware of - and then rationalize those choices with carefully cherry picked information. If you keep this in mind, it's a lot easier to tolerate, or even accept, the views of others. Not that those views are acceptable, but that it's acceptable for people to hold them.

I talk to Democrats who ask, "how can anyone vote for a racist (for instance) like Trump?" The answer is simple - most of them don't believe he's a racist. If you get your news from MSNBC, you've been told every day for the last 4 years that Trump is a racist. If you get your news from Fox & Friends, you've been told every day for the last 4 years that Democrats say Trump is a racist, and racism wouldn't even exist if Democrats would just stop talking about it. If you get your news from OAN, you may believe that Trump has been chosen by God to lead America from some imaginary wasteland to some equally imaginary paradise. I think it's important to judge people by the context in which they live - just as we judge George Washington by the standards of his day, not ours.

A good article on this psychology is here:

https://theconversation.com/humans-are-hardwired-to-dismiss-facts-that-dont-fit-their-worldview-127168

David Hardee

Excellent! Knowing yourself is the biggest obstacle to fairness in evaluating the abstracts (perceptions, opinions, beliefs) of society. and personal relationships.

Carlos Ponce

Trump is not a racist. That's just Leftist propaganda.

Ted Gillis

It’s similar to Scientology, Virginia. The conservative cult is hard to leave, and when you do, you can longer be friends with other conservatives.

Virginia Stone

Thanks, Bailey and Ted and I can see being drunk on Cult 45 is very similar to the Scientology cult, poor brainwashed souls.

David Hardee

You and your team can conjure up any word(s) useful for making an associated for demeaning the "conservative" group, but there is one fact you cannot dispute. It is under the banner of Black Lives Matter that we have looting, burning, killings.

All those you find to be unacceptable are watching your minority, conscripts, and institutions foment hatred mantras to kill cops, destroy statues, and denigrate any that are white-skinned as being the cause for your depression of not being in control.

Review where your ilk has achieved control and acknowledge the poor results. Locally, tell us why La Marque ISD failed and the city is the scene of multiple murders of black youth. Why are the cities with long term management by your leaders (progressive liberals) and your partners in destruction (Chicago, Seattle, Kenesha, San Francisco) of cities with festoons of incorrigibles defecating, shooting up in public? Your attempts in concert with the NAACP and other local malcontents to instigate a BLM atrocity in Galveston County have been stifled more than once, yet you persist.

You frequently get a reasonable debate on this venue but continue to squirm trying to cast all your grievances on the archaic history of slavery, which without, you would still be in Africa,

Try some positive directions, movement or mantra and you will be showered with cooperation. Martin achieved and you have squandered his good start. Farrakhan's isolated enclave is available to you. Join the foul mouth of REVEREND Sharpton, he will give you refuge as an opponent to a peaceful existence. Do you really want to join the MOVEMENT BLM which has no head or definition other than its hatred that is snaking through our society without a head or physical location that can be attacked?

Go home, enjoy your family, if you not one of the 73% born out of wedlock, and 60% of those children that have been abandoned to a life of struggle by one parent. This, single-parent issue has infected our society across all segments.Taking on the single parent issue is where we all could consolidate into a social (not legislative) action to resurrect the traditional marriage and parents' responsibility for children. I offer "Marriage and Children Matter" as a banner, a movement, an institution, and an improvement to our society.

Ted Gillis

David,

Everything you just typed proves you’re a racist. I’m a middle aged white guy who grew up here in the south, and witnessed the privileges of being white during that time period. I saw neighborhoods in Houston turn from white to black, just as LaMarque has. Affluent white families left neighborhoods and with them went the businesses. Absentee landlords purchased these properties and choose to barely keep them inhabitable, while getting subsidies from the government to keep this setup in place. You are blind if you don’t see this, and a racist not to admit that it didn’t occur. Now we have blighted areas that attracts the crime and cycles of poor. Your insistence (along with the presidents) that these areas being run by Democrats is the problem. Quit watching OAN and Fox News for an evening or two, and let your mind clear out some.

David Hardee

My comment is an attack on the associations (BLM, NAACP, etc.) that you hold and as acting properly because they perceive disrespect and oppression from white skin.

You want this to be personal try this on as an unveiling of your racism, past and, present.

Ok, you decided I am a racist. I have decided you are a sanctimonious activist seeking to embellish yourself by denigrating white people for what you say you did to oppress blacks. You were by your admission infected with “systemic white superiority.” That's awful, Ted. The majority of white people are not infected. The delusion of systemic white superiority is a concoction based solely on the fact that in all cases the majority is in control. Whatever flows from majority control is always perceived by the minority as oppression. That is demonstrated daily in the most basic essential and smallest element of society, the nuclear family. The children (without control) eventually rebel as being oppressed by the parents (controllers). There may sanctimonious friend who is “systemic parental superiority.” / extrapolated by NAACP, BLM, and etc. to white (or any majority) as SUPERIORITY.

Next for your edification Ted -

You are a cute one claiming here you were merely a “witnessed the privileges of being white during that time period.” Did you only “witness?” I have read your published article of self-flagellation for being at one time a racist but in old age repenting. Don’t speak out as a non-racist when you wrote an article declaring you were one. Why repent if you weren’t. OK Ted, as a repentant what are you now. Declare yourself so you are not perceived wrongly.

You're close to right Ted about the Houston neighborhoods being turned from white to black. That happened as a result of something called gerrymandering. Accidental President Lyndon Johnson’s The Great Society and War on Poverty legislated that Districts must be created to give polarity to blacks so they would have representation in congress. Take a look at the district boundaries for Jackson Lee’s (BLM should insist she change that confederate name) district as it wobbles and shrinks and then broadens to encompass an area beyond any logic except to gather enough blacks for polarity. That district 19th has been controlled for 48 years by black representatives. Jackson Lee has had 26 years to improve her district. If blight, dilapidated properties, and inequities have persisted for 48 years they are the fault of poor results from leadership (as is LaMarque) of progressive liberals. The people in that district should snap to the fact they are responsible for perpetuating thetr own oppression by voting for progressive liberal Democrats

Ted I have “Quit watching OAN and Fox News for an evening or two, and let your mind clear out some.” Thanks for the helpful suggestion. But here Ted is another opportunity for personal name-calling. Use misogyny and homophobic to castigate me because I’m claiming the fact that Lemon, Anderson, and Maddow are each a primary host on cable networks and they are each recent outages as homosexuals. The probability of this being accidental or even based on their being the best available is astronomical. The fact that a homosexual will ALWAYS be a progressive liberal is almost certain. A person would have to be an idiot to not conclude something is devious about these astronomical occurrences.

Well Ted, I eagerly await your rebuttal. Please try and stay in the lines of the issues like you would do with your coloring books.

David

Ted Gillis

David, I never wrote that I was a racist and I never claimed to be a racist in the past. I do not have to repent, because I have never been a racist. You must be thinking of someone else’s post.

I am not a sanctimonious activist, whatever that is, and I have never denigrated a black person.

And also what “admission” are you talking about?

And you’re the one with the hang up about the homosexual hosts on MSNBC and CNN. Could it be that they are just more talented than some of the others? Is that not possible in David’s world?

David Hardee

Xxxxxxxxxxxx Note to all reading my response to Ted. These portions of my comment incorrectly were attributed to Ted. I apologize! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Aside from the following retractions which incorrectly are attributed to an article by Ted the rest of the comment is appropriate as response to the above comment directed to David by Ted.

David retracts these two sentences as incorrectly attributed to an article by Ted

" I have read your published article of self-flagellation for being at one time a racist but in old age repenting. Don’t speak out as a non-racist when you wrote an article declaring you were one. Why repent if you weren’t. OK Ted, as a repentant what are you now. Declare yourself so you are not perceived wrongly."

David retracts this portion of his submitted sentence because it refers to the same article incorrectly attributed to Ted

“for what you say you did to oppress blacks. You were by your admission infected with “systemic white superiority.” That's awful, “

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx End of retractons

Ted, let me retract the entire prior comment and apologize for attributing an article written by another to you,

Ted. here is a better way of getting specifically to the parts of your comment I have a comment on.

I will insert my statement enclosed in [ and ] marks into your text.

Start of my comments inserted with brackets - open [ my comment ] close.

[ My prior comment is an attack on the associations (BLM, NAACP, etc.) that you hold and as acting properly because they perceive disrespect and oppression from white skin.]

Everything you just typed proves you’re a racist. [ Ok, you decided I am a racist. I have decided you are a sanctimonious activist seeking to embellish yourself by denigrating white people]

I’m a middle aged white guy who grew up here in the south, and witnessed [ You are a cute one claiming here you merely “witnessed the privileges of being white during that time period.” Did you only “witness?” or did you benefit]

the privileges of being white during that time period. [You were by your admission infected with “systemic white superiority.” That's awful, Ted. The majority of white people are not infected. The delusion of systemic white superiority is a concoction based solely on the fact that in all cases the majority is in control. Whatever flows from majority control is always perceived by the minority as oppression. That is demonstrated daily in the most basic essential and smallest element of society, the nuclear family. The children (without control) eventually rebel as being oppressed by the parents (controllers). That my sanctimonious friend is “systemic parental superiority.” / extrapolated by NAACP, BLM, and etc. to be white (or any majority) as SUPERIORITY.]

I saw neighborhoods in Houston turn from white to black, just as LaMarque has. Affluent white families left neighborhoods and with them went the businesses. Absentee landlords purchased these properties and choose to barely keep them inhabitable, while getting subsidies from the government to keep this setup in place. [ You're close to right Ted about the Houston neighborhoods being turned from white to black. That happened as a result of something called gerrymandering. Accidental President Lyndon Johnson’s The Great Society and War on Poverty legislated that Districts must be created to give polarity to blacks so they would have representation in congress. Take a look at the district boundaries for Jackson Lee’s (BLM should insist she change that confederate name) 19th district as it wobbles and shrinks and then broadens to encompass an area beyond any logic except to gather enough blacks for polarity. That district 19th has been controlled for 48 years by black representatives. Jackson Lee has had 26 years to improve her district. If blight, dilapidated properties, and inequities have persisted for 48 years they are the fault of poor results from leadership (as is LaMarque) of progressive liberals. The people in that district should snap to the fact they are responsible for perpetuating their own oppression by voting for progressive liberal Democrats ]

You are blind if you don’t see this, and a racist not to admit that it didn’t occur. Now we have blighted areas that attracts the crime and cycles of poor.[ everyone even the blind knows that these are the areas where blight has perpetuated and that crime is raging and cycles of poor repeat generation after generation and for 75 years the WAR ON POVERTY has been a failure.]

Your insistence (along with the presidents) that these areas being run by Democrats is the problem. [ it is absolutely true that these areas exist in the cities and that these areas are in Districts like Jackson Lee’s 19th that have Democrats in control. ]

Quit watching OAN and Fox News for an evening or two, and let your mind clear [Ted I have “Quit watching OAN and Fox News for an evening or two, and let MY mind clear out some.” Thanks for the helpful suggestion. But here Ted is another opportunity for personal name-calling. Use misogyny and homophobic to castigate me because I’m claiming the fact that Lemon, Anderson, and Maddow are each a primary host on cable networks, and they are each recent outages as homosexuals. The probability of this being accidental or even based on their being the best available is astronomical. The fact that a homosexual will ALWAYS be a progressive liberal is almost certain. A person would have to be an idiot to not conclude something is devious about these astronomical occurrences.]

And you’re the one with the hang up about the homosexual hosts on MSNBC and CNN. Could it be that they are just more talented than some of the others? Is that not possible in David’s world? [

Thanks, Ted, for asking! - everything is possible when a hypothesis is considered. So there was an intelligent evaluation technique created to apply to a possibility (hypothesis) called PROBABILITY. Hypothesis meaning is a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.” Probability is the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case. Relationship of a hypothesis as to its value is - The P value, or calculated probability, is the probability of finding the observed, or more extreme, results when the null hypothesis (H0) of a study question is true – the definition of ‘extreme’ depends on how the hypothesis is being tested. P is also described in terms of rejecting H0 when it is actually true, however, it is not a direct probability of this state. This puts the three homosexuals occurring as cable host in the category of HIGHLY IMPROBABLE. Ergo the three are suspected as deviously arranged in any intelligent world.

Ted Gillis

Okay, thank you for the retraction. Let’s move on and keep on posting.

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